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France commemorates victims of Charlie Hebdo attacks

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A commemorative plaque to pay tribute to the victims of the last year’s January attacks is seen on January 5, 2016 outside the former offices of French weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo during a ceremony in Paris

France this week commemorates the Paris terror attacks of January 2015. French President Francois Hollande has on January 5 unveiled commemorative plaques to the memory of those killed at the former office of Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Seventeen people died and 22 were wounded in three days of attacks between January 7 and 9 targeting Charlie Hebdo magazine, police and a kosher store in Paris and the surrounding region.

BBC reports that the first plaque was unveiled on January 5 outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were shot dead. It was, however, immediately covered up as onlookers expressed shock that the name of one of the victims, Georges Wolinski, had been spelt incorrectly with a Y at the end of the surname.

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